Will Forster

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Barnsbury’s Acacia Avenue to be resurfaced

by willforster on 20 April, 2020

Following my request, Surrey County Council will shortly be resurfacing Acacia Avenue in Barnsbury. This small but well used road is in an awful state, which is why I requested it be resurfaced as soon as possible.  Thankfully, the Council agreed and Acacia Avenue will be resurfaced on Wednesday 13th May.  The road will be closed from […]

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Chosen as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Woking

by willforster on 5 October, 2019

I am delighted to have been selected by the Lib Dems as their candidate to be Woking’s next MP. As a local Councillor, former Mayor and life-long resident I believe I have the experience to serve as Woking Constituency’s Member of Parliament. I have been representing Hoe Valley on Woking Borough Council and Woking South […]

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Surrey Half Marathon

by willforster on 13 March, 2019

It was great to start Sunday’s Surrey Half Marathon, along with the smaller children’s and 5k races.  The Mayoress and I enjoyed cheering on all the runners, who coped really well with the wind. I want to say a huge well done everyone involved in the Surrey Half – hope they all had fun.  It […]

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I am pleased to see that Network Rail has secured a budget from the Government of more than £2 billion to improve the south western rail network that runs through Surrey and the surrounding areas. The money will be spent between 2019 and 2024 across the route, which runs out of London’s Waterloo station, and […]

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New transport network for south Woking?

by willforster on 12 September, 2018

Since being elected as County Councillor for Woking South in 2009, I have been pushing for better access to the town centre and railway station from the south side of Woking. South Woking currently suffers from poor transport links to central Woking, and Victoria Arch and the roads leading up to it are inadequate for […]

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Re-elected – Thank You!

by willforster on 7 May, 2017

I was delighted to have been re-elected as South Woking’s County Councillor on 4th May – I want to say a big thank you to all the voters of South Woking for continuing to place their faith in me and sending me back to County Hall with an increased majority. I received 2271 votes (54%) […]

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Surrey schools to lose £37 million by 2020

by willforster on 16 March, 2017

On behalf of the Lib Dems, I have launched a campaign against school funding cuts in Surrey. Recent figures from the National Union of Teachers show that Surrey schools will lose over £37 million in real terms by 2020 – the equivalent of losing almost 1,000 teachers. The Conservative Government are cutting funding to schools […]

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New Year roadworks on Egley Road

by willforster on 8 December, 2015

Users of the A320 between Guildford and Woking are unlikely to have a happy New Year thanks to Southern Gas Networks – who will be doing roadworks on the section of the road between Barnsbury and Mayford for 6 weeks from 4th January. Southern Gas are planning to replace sections of the gas main under […]

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Hoe Valley School plans approved

by willforster on 28 October, 2015

Last week, the Hoe Valley School got planning permission for its permanent home on Egley Road. Before the Planning Committee debated the application, I was able to relay the feedback I have had as the local County Councillor – and it is was tough balancing act, as the majority of residents supported the school but opposed the leisure centre part […]

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Reporting back on July’s Full County Council

by willforster on 14 July, 2015

At today’s Full Surrey County Council meeting, my Lib Dem colleagues and I proposed two motions – one was successful and the other unsuccessful – so the meeting ended as score draw between us and the Conservatives. Social Workers Firstly, the Lib Dem Group proposed a motion calling for action to be taken by the Council to […]

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